The TE2100 Plan sets out the strategic direction for managing flood risk in the Thames estuary to the end of the century and beyond. It sets out how we will continue to protect 1.25 million people and £200 billion worth of property from tidal flood risk.
Communities in London and along the Thames estuary already benefit from world-class defences, but flood risk is increasing. The TE2100 Plan recommends what actions the Environment Agency and others will need to take – in the short term (next 25 years), medium term (the following 15 years) and long term (to the end of the century).
The plan is based on current guidance on climate change, but is adaptable to changes in predictions for sea-level rise and climate change over the century.
Working with partners and communities
We started developing the TE2100 Plan in 2002. Our strong collaboration with partners and communities has been vital in developing a plan that will help people to make the right flood management decisions for the future.
We are now looking at the most cost-effective way to implement the recommendations in the TE2100 Plan, starting with the first 10 years. We cannot manage future flood risk alone, and will work with partners and communities to find the best way to meet future demands for flood risk management.
The TE2100 Plan